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Nigeria’s coach Peseiro reflects on AFCON opener and looks ahead

Despite the 0-0 draw against Equatorial Guinea in their opening Group A game at the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023, Nigeria’s head coach, Jose Peseiro, expressed satisfaction with his players’ performance.

In his assessment, Peseiro stated, “We hoped to win this match and we did everything to win. Our team was better than that of Equatorial Guinea but we lacked luck.”

Expressing disappointment with the draw, Peseiro emphasized that the team deserved a victory, citing missed opportunities as a contributing factor.

He remarked, “I am not happy. I deserved to win; this draw doesn’t suit us. Our team created a lot of chances but we didn’t score. We hope that next time, even with fewer opportunities, we will score. We simply have to improve our finishing.”

Looking ahead to the upcoming crucial match against hosts Côte d’Ivoire, scheduled for Thursday at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Ebimpe at 17:00 GMT, Peseiro acknowledged the importance of the fixture.

With limited room for error, the Super Eagles aim to secure a positive result against the Ivorian team.

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